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05-15-2019 07:26 PM
pat master
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Originally Posted by GilNewJeeper View Post
I want to do the same, I bough Durabak Olive Drab paint and wanted to rolled it but not sure which rolls to use. I rattle canned it last year and it held good but Durabak its a better paint. Which rolls density do you recommend?
Thanks
I have had great luck with the shur line 4 and 6 inch foam rollers. Sometimes when I don't want to spray a hood or a deck lid I will roll-on my silver primer then follow it with my AG 111 topcoat. Add a little bit of thinner to the topcoat and do a scrap piece to see if it floats out
03-25-2019 05:41 AM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by Chasen11 View Post
thank you for you write up,i can learn some tips from it.
You are welcomed. I thought it was important to put my experience with this process in writing and share it with everyone.

That it got pinned to the beginning of this section of Jeep Forum was great.

I am no automotive spray painter for sure. The whole rolled on paint job process appealed to me so I took a chance, and tried it on my YJ.

I'm no kid and have health issues yet I ended up with a nice looking YJ IMHO!

Bottom line is If an old, sick guy can do it so can anyone else!
03-25-2019 01:38 AM
Chasen11 thank you for you write up,i can learn some tips from it.
01-03-2019 05:39 AM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by xtremeasures View Post
My method is to not thin the paint thinking it could produce a more durable finish. It does take practice to keep the roller "loaded" with just enough paint to go on smooth and not too much to cause runs. Also once you start you can not go back without leaving roller marks or dullness. I did notice the first coat lays really flat and very added coat becomes more orange peelly. This most likely is due to the thicker amounts I apply and it shrivels as it dries. I've heard it can take months to fully cure.

I have a background in auto repair but left due to health reasons. My reasoning to go with the roll-on route was
1. Stop the surface rust due to old original paint deterioration and just bring back some shine

2. Health concerns, I do not have the costly fresh air system that is required for most all catalyst finishes.

3.Cheap

4. Easily repairable, when I started my plan was to not worry about the paint and fix when needed. Then the Bronco doubled in value within a few years, which changed its free rein from the stable.
I thinned to about 60% paint 40% water. First coat looked like I used colored milk. My hood was a mess and took 4 coats but the body looked great after the 3rd coat. It is a learn as you go process, at least it was for me. I also trusted what others has said about the process. Ultimately you get a real nice finish if you follow the general guidelines others have put forth for this process.
01-02-2019 06:55 PM
xtremeasures My method is to not thin the paint thinking it could produce a more durable finish. It does take practice to keep the roller "loaded" with just enough paint to go on smooth and not too much to cause runs. Also once you start you can not go back without leaving roller marks or dullness. I did notice the first coat lays really flat and very added coat becomes more orange peelly. This most likely is due to the thicker amounts I apply and it shrivels as it dries. I've heard it can take months to fully cure.

I have a background in auto repair but left due to health reasons. My reasoning to go with the roll-on route was
1. Stop the surface rust due to old original paint deterioration and just bring back some shine

2. Health concerns, I do not have the costly fresh air system that is required for most all catalyst finishes.

3.Cheap

4. Easily repairable, when I started my plan was to not worry about the paint and fix when needed. Then the Bronco doubled in value within a few years, which changed its free rein from the stable.
01-02-2019 04:51 PM
rjbruzan Your hard work payed off well.
01-02-2019 06:48 AM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by xtremeasures View Post
Close to a Jeep , I rolled on my ol Bronco with Rustoleum gloss black. A lot of wet sanding and buffing.
Isn't it amazing how well the finish is once it is wet sanded?!
01-02-2019 06:46 AM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by xtremeasures View Post
Close to a Jeep , I rolled on my ol Bronco with Rustoleum gloss black. A lot of wet sanding and buffing.
it is amazing how well this method of painting you rig works! Nice looking Bronco!!
01-01-2019 04:48 PM
xtremeasures Close to a Jeep , I rolled on my ol Bronco with Rustoleum gloss black. A lot of wet sanding and buffing.
07-21-2018 09:53 AM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by gps4 View Post
Did you have to thin the paint for the hardtop, or just roll it on right out of the can?

Here are the HT pictures again.
03-09-2017 05:50 AM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by clarkg View Post
This looks great. Glad i found this thread- i may have to try on my 76 cj5.

Your jeep logos on the side look great in the photo. How did you paint them without leaving masking tape lines? Just curious cause i know i will be picky about mine.

I didn't I did them freehand!!! Naw that's BS




I bought the jeep letters and the Sahara logo on eBay.
03-08-2017 09:01 PM
clarkg This looks great. Glad i found this thread- i may have to try on my 76 cj5.

Your jeep logos on the side look great in the photo. How did you paint them without leaving masking tape lines? Just curious cause i know i will be picky about mine.
02-01-2017 10:25 AM
Ricsan Very nice results...congrats on the outcome of this Jeep.
06-24-2014 07:23 PM
laybackman
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Originally Posted by ronkent View Post
I gotta say im impressed. I have a 95 wrangler and wanted some ideas, saw this thread and was like 'what the hell?' I definitely did not expect to see what I saw in those pictures. well done!
I am just one more person in along line of people who decided to paint their vehicle in this manner. There is no way one can get as good a paint job for such little money/time/expertise (I had NONE!).

I have received a bunch of comments on it and when I tell them how I painted it they can't believe it.

I will need to address some rust just starting to come through where the flair extensions and step were. I also have the typical small area of rust starting to show under the taillights at the bottom of the body area. I didn't touch under/behind any body panels initially. I figured that I'll get back to it soon.......which I have not done yet...

The hard top was in good shape but a bit faded. One coat of Rustoleum and it looks new.

There are other brands of paint that are as good if not better, that may offer more color choices. Needless to say preparation is the key. The painting part is the easiest part.

Some people have taken this method to the nth degree and boy does it show! More thin coats = a better finish. I did 'cheat' a bit during the thinning process and my YJ looks just fine to me.

Go for it!
06-24-2014 05:55 PM
ronkent I gotta say im impressed. I have a 95 wrangler and wanted some ideas, saw this thread and was like 'what the hell?' I definitely did not expect to see what I saw in those pictures. well done!
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